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    Tales Beneath the Baobab Tree

    June 17 – 22

    Hosted by: National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
    In partnership with: African American Museum of Iowa
    Sponsored by: RSH Legal and George & Janelle McClain
    Rehearsals: June 17 – 21 from 9:00 – 12:00
    Performances: Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 9:30 and 11:00

    Cast List

    Griot: Lane Wiseman
    Lion: Scottie Lynch
    Small Mona Monkey: Viana Alexandrescu
    Mother Mona Monkey: Zoe Wolrub
    Hornbill: Jenna Hernandez
    Elephant: Macyn Davidson
    Giraffe: Ashlyn Paynter
    Nyame: Rio Hernandez
    Leopard: Chloe Quaas
    Python: Londyn Matthews
    Otter: Ellie Mamurray
    Hornets: Juliana Hernandez/Chloe Quaas
    Anansi: Casey Miskimen
    Aso: Alijah Williams
    Porcupine: Cora Petersen
    Hedgehog: Evaline Petersen
    Rabbit: Riley Wakeham
    Squirrel: Olivia Scilley
    Civet Cat: Ava Safavi
    Wild Cat: Anna Safavi
    Mouse: Nora Jensen
    Mouse: Kiera Hall
    Tortoise: Josie Scilley
    Mongoose: Layla Breitbach
    Pangolin: Maggie Snyder
    Hyena: Kaitlyn Wibowo
    Clouds: Juliana Hernandez/Chloe Quaas
    Mmoitia the Invisible Fairy: Juliana Hernandez

    Darrin Crow, Director

    Darrin Crow is a storyteller, actor, and director from Cedar Rapids. He grew up learning those arts in the Cedar Rapids schools- including acting in several Playtime Poppy shows. Darrin tells powerful, imaginative, engaging stories that keep audiences on the edge of their seats and stick with them long after the tale ends. Whether in a classroom, museum, festival, art fair, or ancient Greek amphitheater, Darrin crafts stories that deliver exactly what the listeners need. He is a regular instructor with the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy in subjects like storytelling, puppetry, and improvisation. He is drama director at Harding Middle School and assistant speech coach at Cedar Valley Christian School.

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